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Old September 14 2013, 01:31 PM   #29
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Re: Question About "The Chimes at Midnight"

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Heck, maybe the Guardian sent them downtime to an equivalent point in Andor's history, and it was Kirk who had to disguise himself!
I would bet this is how it happened on Kumari in the Tears of Eridanus-verse. Thelin and Sulu in Earth's past, with Thelin passing Sulu off as an Aenar whose ears were caught in a mechanical ice-picker.

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Really, given all the times that Spock's unique abilities were the only way to save the day, it's hard to believe the ship and crew even still exist in the movie era in a Spock-less timeline. I still wish Chimes had explained how they saved Earth from V'Ger without Spock around.
I was tempted to thrown a line into The Tears of Eridanus that Earth had been ravaged by both V'Ger and the whale probe because 1) no Spock 2) Earth wasn't important enough to rush the only ship in the quadrant to anyway.
The idea of an Andorian-dominated polity opens up the possibility that the V'Ger crisis was resolved by an Aenar. Their powerful telepathy might have helped in Spock's absence.
Strange, from what I understood of The Tears of Eridanus, V'Ger digitalized Earth and left, they were unable to solve the crisis.
The end justifies the means. So do not put canon on a pedestal. We are here to talk Star Trek not only one of its facets.
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